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High Sensitivity Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Imagers For Television
Author(s): Eugene D. Savoye; Donald F. Battson; Thomas W. Edwards; William N. Henry; Donald R. Tshudy; L.Franklin Wallace; Gary W. Hughes; Walter F. Kosonocky; Peter A. Levine; Frank V. Shallcross
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we report on new, fully manufacturable, high sensitivity frame-transfer-type charge coupled device (CCD) image sensors developed for high performance television applications including low light level surveillance and color broadcast cameras. A novel feature of these charge coupled device (CCD) imagers is a thinned configuration which allows illumination from the backside of the device, providing very high quantum efficiency in excess of 60% over the entire visible spectrum for the whole imager area with anti-blooming drains. This high quantum efficiency, together with the very low noise charge coupled device (CCD) read-out capability of less than 35 electrons root mean square (rms) per pixel provides outstanding low-light-level camera performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0501, State-of-the-Art Imaging Arrays and Their Applications, (8 November 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944642
Show Author Affiliations
Eugene D. Savoye, RCA New Products Division (United States)
Donald F. Battson, RCA New Products Division (United States)
Thomas W. Edwards, RCA New Products Division (United States)
William N. Henry, RCA New Products Division (United States)
Donald R. Tshudy, RCA New Products Division (United States)
L.Franklin Wallace, RCA New Products Division (United States)
Gary W. Hughes, RCA Laboratories (United States)
Walter F. Kosonocky, RCA Laboratories (United States)
Peter A. Levine, RCA Laboratories (United States)
Frank V. Shallcross, RCA Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0501:
State-of-the-Art Imaging Arrays and Their Applications
Keith N. Prettyjohns, Editor(s)

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